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POLL: Most Beautiful Fighting Vessel of the ACW (Final Round)


141 votes were cast.


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Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP writes:

There is a beauty in efficiency and effectiveness. The Monitor was a beautiful machine that did what it was intended to

No, boring-looking and ugly- "cheese-box on a raft" pretty much covers it. grin

And horribly designed. The pilot house was a shot-trap, the turret rotation mechanism was ridiculously designed, and the armored deck and hull were poorly joined, which proved a fatal flaw.

Yes, it fought the Virginia to a standstill, but it was an engineering mess.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
no opinion
22
16%
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Virginia
10
7%
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Shenandoah
10
7%
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Alabama
36
26%
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Kearsarge
30
21%
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other (explain)
5
4%
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Monitor
28
20%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION
Which warfighting vessel of the American Civil War Union or Confederate was the most beautiful?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this previous poll.